IMDS

The greatest change in chemicals regulation started in 2000 with the introduction of the International Material Data System (IMDS), a standard in the automotive industry for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The web-based system solved the problem that the auto industry had in keeping track of the thousands of articles included in the production of a single vehicle, provided by many different suppliers (Tier 1, Tier 2, etc.). Knowing what is included their product enables auto makers to ensure that they comply with relevant legislation.

 

Impact: High

This commercial standard is used by the biggest OEMs. Today in the auto market, you cannot make sales if you haven’t submitted your product information to the IMDS.

 



In memoriam: Glen Anderson

Afera learned the sad news this week of the loss of our friend and colleague, Glen Anderson.

15 March 2017

Adhesive tape field experts to educate industry newcomers from R&D to sales

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced its eighth event organised, hosted and taught by the best and brightest of the field of adhesive tape. Unique to the European tape industry, Afera’s Tape College brings two days of learning about the fundamentals and current technical essentials of adhesive tape technology to professionals relatively new to the market.

21 February 2017

BASF SE declares force majeure

BASF SE declares force majeure for the supply of dispersions, dispersion powders and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis from sites in Ludwigshafen and Tarragona

1 December 2016

September Newsletter gives practical advice to registrants

www.newsletter.echa.europa.eu, 21 September 2016 – This  issue includes useful advice to companies who are preparing their submissions for the REACH 2018 registration deadline and explains how ECHA checks the completeness of registration dossiers.  Read

3 October 2016

Pregis buying temporary protective films unit from 3M

www.plasticsnews.com, 8 September 2016 – Pregis LLC is buying 3M Co.’s temporary protective films business. For 3M, the sale is a chance to focus on other business units, including tapes.  Read

3 October 2016

Sticking electric vehicles

www.materialsviews.com, 15 August 2016 – Reduce prices and weight – and drive farther. That’s the “magic triangle” for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers when it comes to electric mobility.  Read

3 October 2016